BT Tower - history, chat and news

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I won the ballot!

    Going up there on 5 Oct in the evening and can bring up to 3 guests with me.

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  2. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Oh well done! It's ace up there.
     
  3. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  4. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I was thinking of inviting you before that post!
     
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  5. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  6. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    In seriosness, where did your tickets come from London Open House or BT @ 50?
    not that it makes much difference. :(
     
  7. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    It was the BT @ 50 thing. I'm turning 50 the week before too!
     
  8. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Ah well, c'est la vie. Enjoy. Not sure when London open house ballot winners are announced but can be sure it's not me.

    Enjoy.
     
  9. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    I'll be looking up to you. Enjoy :thumbs:
     
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  10. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I'll be up there between 6 and 7.
     
  11. andrewc

    andrewc Well-Known Member

    I had lunch there last month as a BT employee. All was great until they started to rotate the restaurant..... I don't usually have a problem with motion sickness but I began to feel queasy. My companion said she was fine, a couple of minutes later she'd fainted and was face down on the table! They stopped the motors & I had to take her downstairs in the lift.

    Enjoy your meal.
     
  12. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    where are the pic's? well at least a report!
     
  13. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Haven't been yet.

     
  14. andrewc

    andrewc Well-Known Member

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    The menu is a bit on the nouvelle cuisine side, that was my main course, Spiced Gressingham Duck Breast.
     
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That was so good! Pics and details to follow, but I got to turn the key which made it revolve! :D

    My life is now complete.
     
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  16. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    So me and 3 friends, got there, we had to go through an airport style security check and wait to be called up. The lifts are very impressive, they travel at 1400ft/minute and were so smooth. When we got to the 34th floor we were greeted with a glass of champagne or bucks fizz. The views were good, but would have been so much better if it had been clear. It got dark whilst we were up there and in a lot of the photos you can see the light reflecting on the glass. We got given a talk about the history of the building, which was quite interesting. The speaker said that no-one claimed responsibility for the 1971 bomb, although other reports state the IRA did claim it. After the talk it was time to make it revolve. The speaker asked if anyone was also 50 and a few of us put our hands up, and I got chosen to turn the key. It was in a little cubbyhole with lots of wires, not glamorous at all, but it was such a thrill! Then I got given some special BT Tower chocolate too. The floor did one revolution and then it was time to go down. We all got certificates with our names on and I bought a BT Tower mug and a tin of mints with Kitten Kong on.
     
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  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    :D :D
     
  18. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    That feels like having salt rubbed into ones wound. Seriously jealous and pleased you had a good time.
     
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  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    IMG_0956.JPG keyback.jpg

    Turning the key

    ingenious.jpg IMG_0958.JPG
     
  20. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse In the AreA

  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Did you run a lap in the opposite direction to the rotation?

    If not, opportunity missed :(
     
  22. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    No but I did stand with one foot either side of the divide, until my legs could split no more:

    splits.jpg
     
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  23. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    That's you at the tory party conference isn't it? :D
     
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  24. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I only just got that :D
     
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  25. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  26. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Phew, thank goodness for that. I thought for a minute these were from a recent trip.
     
  27. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  28. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    I have tried. I am in credit at the bank, I have checked my details 3 times and been declined 3 times :confused::mad:
    I am guessing sold out!
     
  29. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Sorry to hear this. I posted it up as soon as I saw it!
     
  30. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    My bank declined the payment as it is going down under, so they flagged it as fraud protection.
    im now trying to untangle the mess.
     
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